Biden mocks chaotic DeSantis 2024 launch amid Twitter tech issues: ‘This link works’

The Twitter event was plagued by tech issues and dropped audio almost immediately

David Taintor
Thursday 25 May 2023 06:18 BST
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President Joe Biden poked fun at Ron DeSantis as the Florida governor’s 2024 campaign kickoff during a Twitter Spaces event with CEO Elon Musk was riddled with tech issues.

The Twitter event, which began at 6pm ET, was plagued by tech issues and dropped audio almost immediately. David Sacks, one of the moderators of the event, said the massive number of participants was “melting the servers”.

Mr Biden, for his part, posted a link to his donation page with a quip: “This link works.”

Mr Musk acknowledged the issues once the Twitter Spaces event finally got up and running. “You can tell by some of the mistakes that this is real,” he said.

Mr DeSantis launched into what appeared to be a prepared statement, attacking Mr Biden’s immigration policies and railing against so-called “woke” policies.

“We must end the culture of losing that has infected the Republican Party in the last couple of years,” Mr DeSantis added in a not-so-veiled jab at Donald Trump. “We must look forward not backwards.” Notably, Mr DeSantis did not mention Mr Trump by name.

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